Changing a bike this popular is going to take some guts, so let’s take a look at what’s changed.
“The much-loved old 645cc V-twin of the current SV and V-Strom has finally bitten the dust and has been replaced by an all-new twin – but now not in a ‘V’ configuration but in the parallel-twin layout,” explains the report.
“Exact capacity of the new engine is not yet known, although 800cc seems most likely. It’ll also be fuel-injected and ECU controlled and is expected to offer riding modes plus other electronic aids [alongside] a matching tubular steel rear subframe, monoshock-operated swingarm in cast aluminium, inverted forks and multifunction LCD – not TFT- digital displays.”
With the SV lookalike showing off 17in cast alloy wheels, Nissin radial brakes, an underslung exhaust and all-new bodywork, and the fraternal V-Strom showing off spoked 19/17in off-road-style wheels with a higher exhaust and a generic set of brakes, we’re anticipating a big reveal at this year’s upcoming EICMA.
Stay tuned, as we’ll keep you updates on the best of the latest; drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties.